The Vigilance Wing of the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has initiated a probe against the Bill Superintendent of Ernakulam depot who was responsible for repeated disbursal of monthly pay to newly-inducted drivers here.
According to Vigilance Wing officials, the salary was disbursed through bank as well as directly. The Bill Superintendent is responsible for auditing the amount and the Vigilance Wing has begun an inquiry into the auditing. The mistake has cost the KSRTC `5 lakh.Vigilance officials said the new drivers did not have a bank account when they had joined the service. So, they were given their pay amount directly. Later, the when they got bank accounts, the amount was put in their accounts too. The Bill Superintendent was supposed to ensure that no such repetitions take place.As per an estimate, salaries were disbursed two times to 50 people in June. Already inquiries are pending against the Bill Superintendent in other cases, including payment of salaries to two deceased employees. TDF members are demanding suspension of the Billing Superintendent, who is also a leader of KSRTEA in Ernakulam.